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July 11-12, 2014
Chemeketa Community College * Salem, OR
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Volunteer Registration
Register to volunteer at: http://www.rsvpbook.com/2014OrMOM.  Volunteer registration will remain open until Wednesday, June 25th, when we'll need to print volunteer badges and packet information.  
All clinical providers rendering oral health treatment services must have all appropriate and active licenses issued by the appropriate licensing authority to provide treatment to OrMOM patients.  If you're licensed in a state other than Oregon, the Oregon Board of Dentistry now provides temporary volunteer licenses to dentists and dental hygienists.  Complete and return this form to the Oregon Board of Dentistry at least 10 days before you are scheduled to volunteer.
The minimum age for volunteers, starting at OrMOM 2014, is 18.  
All other volunteers must agree to a cursory background check to volunteer for the OrMOM project.  Please read the Oregon Mission of Mercy Volunteer Services Agreement before completing your volunteer registration. 


Dates/Times/General Info

In general, most OrMOM positions will follow the schedule below.   Here are specific department start times for 2013.

  • Thursday, July 10, 11 am - 5 pm: Clinic Set Up (no patients)
  • Friday & Saturday, July 11-12, 6 am - 6 pm: Dental Clinic (patients)
  • Saturday, July 12, 5 - 9 pm: Clinic Tear Down (no patients)

Where do I go?

More information will be posted later, but the clinic is being held in Building 7 at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.

What should I wear? What should I bring / leave at home?

Be comfortable and wear comfortable close-toed shoes! We will provide you with a 2014 OrMOM t-shirt/scrub at volunteer registration. Please wear it.
  • Bring a water bottle. Only water is allowed on the clinic floor, and we'll have water bubblers in the volunteer lounge and in the clinic.
  • Leave your valuables behind - at home, locked in the trunk of your car, etc. There is no place to store your purse, wallet, etc, on the clinic floor. We will have a coat room, but your safest bet is to not bring anything you would miss.
  • Bring an assistant chair. The mobile dental units we are renting each come with one chair, which is intended for the dentist.
  • Dental professionals - bring your own loupes and/or protective eyewear. We will have all of the materials you need to practice, but if you have instruments you prefer to use, you may bring them as long as they are clearly marked with your name.

Clinic Volunteer Orientation
In order to make sure that all of our clinic volunteers understand what to expect and how to help make OrMOM a success, we need for each of you to attend a volunteer information session.   If you are only volunteering for set-up on Thursday and/or tear-down on Saturday evening, then you do not need to attend orientation, as you will be oriented at the beginning of your shift.  
Orientations will be held:
  • Thursday, July 10: 5:30 - 7:30 pm  - includes dinner; at Chemeketa Community College, exact location TBD
  • 30 minutes prior to your shift start time, with your department lead, in your department

2013 Department Protocols

MOM is divided into several departments, with each department following a specific set of protocols.  Following are the protocols for the 2013 clinic (updated 11/12/13).  They will be updated for the 2014 clinic in Salem, as there will be some changes given the new venue.

All volunteers should read/be familiar with these documents:

Clinical Protocols:

Non-Clincal Protocols:

View the 2013 OrMOM clinic floor plan.